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NFL Mock Drafts: Who Will the Dolphins Take?

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We’ve gathered the latest NFL Mock Drafts to get a grasp on who the Dolphins could be looking at.

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The Miami Dolphins’ playoff hopes are evaporating fast, which has shifted some of the focus from the postseason to the 2018 NFL Draft. The Dolphins are currently headed towards a top ten pick, so let’s take a look at the latest batch of NFL Mock Drafts.


Sporting News

Dolphins Draft Position: No. 10

Selection: Roquan Smith (ILB) - Georgia

Sporting News’ Analysis:

The Dolphins have invested in their secondary, pass rush and weapons on offense. Now they need to bulk up their offensive line and defensive interior. Smith can be the star linebacker this defense needs.


CBS Sports

Dolphins Draft Position: No. 9

Selection: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (OLB) - Oklahoma

CBS Sports’ Analysis:

With Cameron Wake, Andre Branch, and Charles Harris, the Dolphins should be happy with their contingent of outside pass-rushers. Let's throw Okoronkwo in the mix and see what he can do as a secondary outside edge-rusher after being the defender opponents gameplanned to stop during his time at Oklahoma.


Bleacher Report

Dolphins Draft Position: No. 8

Selection: Minkah Fitzpatrick (S) - Alabama

Bleacher Report’s Analysis:

Minkah Fitzpatrick is one of the best players in the entire 2018 draft, but the way teams value the safety position could push him down the board. If so, the Miami Dolphins will be in an excellent position to draft a dynamic safety with the tools to be a Jamal Adams-like presence.

Fitzpatrick can play free safety at a high level in the NFL, and there may even be teams that view him as a cornerback given his experience there early in his Alabama career. I like his range, football IQ and ability to make plays all over the field—and wouldn't lock him into one spot at cornerback.


SB Nation

Dolphins Draft Position: No. 8

Selection: Mike McGlinchey (OT) - Notre Dame

SB Nation’s Analysis:

It’s tempting to give Miami Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama to help fix the secondary, but the offensive line is a mess. McGlinchey could help fix a broken group that’s low on talent.


USA TODAY

Dolphins Draft Position: No. 10

Selection: Quenton Nelson (G) - Notre Dame

USA TODAY’s Analysis:

Laremy Tunsil moving out to tackle has left a void at guard, and this would be a fantastic scenario for the Dolphins to fill that need. Nelson is the rare interior blocker who is well worth a top-10 pick.


Who would you select with the Dolphins’ top selection in the 2018 NFL Draft? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.